Now that the despair of the impassable Gate was behind him, he did not feel so inclined as his master to take no thought for their livelihood beyond the end of their errand; and anyway it seemed wiser to him to save the waybread of the Elves for worse times ahead.
There are no more uses of "livelihood" in the book.
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She could no longer earn her own livelihood.
Maybe that’s why I was so insistent on buying it after being stripped of my livelihood.